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Turning Point in 2012: Will the Industry Veer Toward Prosperity, or Are Tougher Times Ahead?

Professional Door Dealer examines garage door and access-control industry trends from the supply and demand sides. Supply: cost of raw materials, supplier consolidations, labor market, safety regulations, transportation costs, taxes and government regulation; demand: housing and economic recovery, energy efficiency, and technological advances.

  • Examines costs of production and providing service, including steel, fuel and labor prices
  • Discusses economic and housing-market recovery projections with regional input
  • Highlights changes in technology, safety and government regulation as they affect demand